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Subjectivity and Its Discontents

Subjectivity and Its Discontents | The Point Magazine — Read on

2018-11-17T09:47:14+00:00November 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Subjectivity and Its Discontents

Mind Wandering

TODAY, IT SEEMS, mind-wandering is under attack from all sides. It’s a common complaint that our compulsive use of smartphones is destroying our ability to focus. But seen through the lens of Homo prospectus, ubiquitous computing poses a different kind of threat: Having a network-connected supercomputer in your pocket at all times gives you too much to

2018-11-16T08:24:42+00:00November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Mind Wandering

Facebook Manipulation

The portrait of Facebook presented in the Times, as in other reports over the past two years, is no longer that of a hacker but, rather, that of a practiced participant in this golden age of manipulation, in which influential organizations—companies, candidates, murky political actors—use their power to shape political outcomes in ways they don’t

2018-11-16T08:10:56+00:00November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Facebook Manipulation

Unread Books

The sight of a book you’ve read can remind you of the many things you’ve already learned. The sight of a book you haven’t read can remind you that there are many things you’ve yet to learn. And the sight of a partially read book can remind you that reading is an activity that

2018-11-17T04:35:34+00:00November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Unread Books

Facebook Is Full of Emotional-Support Groups

People are sharing their deepest secrets on Facebook. Does the social network understand what it’s gotten into? — Read on

2018-11-16T06:22:04+00:00November 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Facebook Is Full of Emotional-Support Groups

On Talking to Aliens

2018-11-16T06:22:20+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on On Talking to Aliens

Bruno Latour, the Post-Truth Philosopher

He spent decades deconstructing the ways that scientists claim their authority. Can his ideas help them regain that authority today? — Read on

2018-11-06T16:46:40+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Bruno Latour, the Post-Truth Philosopher